About Flag Day

Flag Day is a day when all Americans celebrate the flag by showing respect for the flag and
its makers and its designers. One of the main symbols of the United States of America is the
The original U.S. flag was authorized by Congress on Saturday, June 14, 1777. It had 13
stripes – 7 red and 6 white – that represent the original 13 colonies. There were 13 white
stars in a blue field representing a new constellation.
Since 1777, there have been different versions of the flag that have been adopted. The red and
white stripes with blue constellation have remained the same. Each state in the union is
represented by a 5 point star. The number of stars have changed as states joined the union.
There are currently 50 states that belong to the United States of America.

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  1. May 11, 2014

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